Howick Historical Village

Experience Auckland's living history. Wander through a Fencible early settler's village as it looked in the mid to late 1800s. Explore heritage buildings filled with authentic furniture and textiles and see how people lived in early Auckland. See the general store, old school house, the court house, raupo huts and the sod cottage, as well as the printing press, friendly chickens, and ducks in the village pond. All surrounded by attractive heritage gardens.

Howick Historical Village is a living history museum in seven acres of grounds and gardens, and depicts a Fencible settlement in the period from 1840 to 1880. The Royal New Zealand Fencibles were pensioned-off British soldiers who came to New Zealand with wives and families.

The collection at the Howick Historical Village ranges from art to furniture, textiles to archives and aims to show the period of early Auckland life between 1840-1880.

Every third Sunday of the month is a live day with costumed staff, a working forge, cooking over open fires, craft demonstrations and Victorian games (subject to change).

The Village also includes period appropriate plants and planting schemes. The extensive grounds are filled with a wide range of garden styles of the period, with heritage plants and fruit trees.

A wide range of programmes, tours and workshops are on offer for groups and schools.

Check the website for upcoming events.

Contact Details

Howick & Districts Historical Society Inc PO Box 38-105 Howick Auckland

64-9-576 9506

Manager Krissy Perrett | Education Ashley Grogan | Events Afreen Mogrelia | Marketing Gabrielle Lynam-Smith | Funding Abigail Evans


Visitor Information

75 Bells Road Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland

Daily 10AM to 4PM. Last admission at 3PM. Closed Christmas Day

Check admission charges on website


Wheelchair access


Reference library



Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes

Membership club


Other Facilities

Venue hire (Bell House & historic church) / Research library / Cafe on site / Exhibition space / Film shoot location
-36.907795 174.9025 17 Howick Historical Village